Best High Schools
in Colorado

We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 83 Colorado schools made our rankings.View Rankings

One of the states with flexibility from No Child Left Behind mandates, Colorado tests students via state assessments that cover math, reading, writing and science. Colorado has programs to help homeless students, create drug-free schools and promote nutrition education, according to the Colorado Department of Education.

There are 83 Colorado schools ranked in 2013 among the U.S. News Best High Schools, including 15 gold medal schools, 24 silver medal schools and 44 bronze medal schools. One of Colorado's top-ranked secondary schools is Peak to Peak Charter School, located within the Boulder Valley School District, which is about a 40-minute drive from the state capital of Denver.

Top Ranked CO Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

Peak to Peak Charter School

800 MERLIN DR, LAFAYETTE, CO 80026

#2

Ridgeview Classical Schools

1800 SOUTH LEMAY AVE, FORT COLLINS, CO 80525

#3

The Vanguard School

1832 SOUTH WAHSATCH, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80906

#4

Telluride High School

725 WEST COLORADO AVE, TELLURIDE, CO 81435

#5

D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School

10359 WEST NASSAU AVE, DENVER, CO 80235

#6

Denver Center for International Studies

574 WEST 6TH AVE, DENVER, CO 80204

#7

Fairview High School

1515 GREENBRIAR BLVD, BOULDER, CO 80305

#8

Denver School of the Arts

7111 MONTVIEW BLVD, DENVER, CO 80220

#9

Denver School of Science and Technology

2000 VALENCIA ST, DENVER, CO 80235

#10

Cherry Creek High School

9300 EAST UNION AVE, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80111

CO by the Numbers
Districts 182
High Schools 458
Full-Time Teachers 14,560
Students Enrolled 268,923

Featured Districts

Schools in the Jefferson County School District R-1 are among the 2012 U.S. News Best High Schools.

The Jefferson County School District R-1 supports 32 high schools that serve 27,956 students.

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There are 37 high schools among the Denver Public Schools that serve 21,662 students.